Our Ames Chiropractors
Dr. Nash Stopko
Dr. Nash Michael Stopko is an Iowa native, born and raised near Iowa City, Iowa. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Northern Iowa, where he was a member of the football program. During his tenure with the football program at UNI, Nash was able to study and incorporate his knowledge of biomechanics with a high level of athletic personal training.
Enrolling at Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2017, Nash was more than familiar with athletic injuries and the process of healing. As an active member in clubs on campus, he started an internship in his 2nd year under Dr. Mitch Mally, a world renowned expert in chiropractic and treatment of professional athletes.
During his final trimester of school, he completed his residency program at Tri-Med Health and Wellness center in an integrated health care program. In 2020 Dr. Nash earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. During his time in graduate school, Dr. Nash was an active member with philanthropy events and constantly worked on his application of chiropractic through additional courses. His passion and love for chiropractic science, art and philosophy are the foundation for his ambition to serve the community of Ames with honor.
“Seeing Dr. Nash over the last couple of months has been exactly what I’ve always been looking for in a chiropractor. My back pain that I came in with is gone and the rest of my spine feels opened up. Not only that, but the attention to my flexibility and extremities has seen my physical health improve a lot! On top of the quality service is the quality people. Very personable and always fun to catch up with Dr. Nash.” – Colden C.
Dr. Leilani Zinsli
Dr. Leilani Jessica Zinsli was born in Davenport, Iowa. She grew up participating in competitive gymnastics, which is what invited chiropractic care into her life. She was fortunate enough to experience the benefits of chiropractic care due to the stressors of the sport causing low back pain and sciatica at a young age.
Throughout her high school years, she continued to stay active in sports! Her competitive nature encouraged her to play for the University of Iowa Women’s rugby team where she developed a love for the sport. Her rugby career at Iowa led her to receive an athletic scholarship to play for the Palmer College of Chiropractic Women’s Rugby team, following her graduation at the University of Iowa with a degree in Biology.
In 2017, Dr. Leilani was able to pursue her dream of helping people by attending the largest chiropractic school in the world; Palmer College. While in school, she was humbly elected president and captain of the rugby team, leading them to its first undefeated regular, and postseason. While playing the sport, she continued to see how chiropractic care aids injury and pain relief, but through her clinical experience she has been able to witness how chiropractic can support overall physical and mental health.
“Dr. Leilani is friendly and attentive to details of past injuries and present activities in order to provide the best care possible. She goes above and beyond in providing exercises to improve mobility and strength.” – Brent S.